Patrick J. McLaughlin



Patrick J. McLaughlin practices law in Florence, South Carolina with the Wukela Law Firm. He graduated with a BA from the University of South Carolina in 1997 and received his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2004. Mr. McLaughlin’s practice focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights violations and criminal defense. He is a past-President of the Florence County Bar and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL). He is the founder and current co-chair of SCACDL’s annual Criminal Defense 101 CLE and a board member for DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and Justice 360. Mr. McLaughlin is NHTSA certified in DUI Detection & SFSTs, Drug Evaluation & Classification/Drug Recognition Expert, and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. He has presented on ethics and trial tactics to legal CLEs and lectured on constitutional and criminal justice issues in academia. Mr. McLaughlin is admitted to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court for South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.